SIIP Grants

Strategic Instructional Innovations Program (SIIP)

SIIP competitively awards education-innovation grants to faculty teams using a model similar to research-grant funding. The motivating vision for education innovation is to teach like we do research, meaning that teaching can and should involve collaboration, creativity, excitement, measurement, perseverance, and continual improvement, as do high-quality research programs at Illinois.  Now in its fifth year, SIIP has achieved marked success by bringing aspects of Illinois’ outstanding research culture to teaching, including an engaged community, collaborative projects, faculty-led innovation, rigorous evaluation, and a scholarly approach to pedagogical methods.

New this year is a SIIP Adaptation track, which will support new communities of practice in replicating the innovations (teaching methodologies and technologies) of selected current and past SIIP projects. AE3 and the College of Engineering will support these communities of practice by providing a structure for collaboration and a small amount of funding for student hourly workers to help implement the initiatives.

2017-2018 SIIP Projects

SIIP in the News

SIIP RFP 2017-18
SIIP Adaptation Track RFP 2017-18